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Forum topic by Briguy posted 03-29-2011 06:16 PM 1019 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-29-2011 06:16 PM

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Good day,

I found this plane online today and I was wonder if anyone knew what make and type it is. I thought it might be a Miller’s Falls Jack Plane but the woman selling it emailed me back and didn’t know it’s make. She said the only thing she can read is Made in Canada.

Any guesses? I will be picking it up tomorrow.

Cheers.


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#1 posted 03-29-2011 06:19 PM

Picture?

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#2 posted 03-29-2011 06:19 PM

photo please?

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#3 posted 03-29-2011 06:22 PM

Sorry…did it up load this time?

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#4 posted 03-29-2011 06:27 PM

To me it looks like a Millers Falls #14 (a Stanley #5 equivalent)....likely a type 4 or 5 (1955-1978). AFAIK, all the MF planes were made in the USA. I had one of roughly the same era and found it to be a very nice plane.

Here’s a MF’s type 4 (#9 or #10):

My #14 can be seen here in the middle:

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#5 posted 03-29-2011 08:17 PM

I am hoping it is a #14 Miller’s Falls but the iron cap doesn’t look right to me and she said it was marked Made in Canada. So maybe the iron cap got switched out. I’ll find out soon enough.

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#6 posted 03-29-2011 09:11 PM

It’s hard to tell from the pics, but the lever cap on your pic does have a slight curve to it that my 14 doesn’t have. The painted cap lever on my #140 shown above (1st in line) has a slight curve like the one in your pic….hhhmmm. Millers Falls engraved the model numbers in the side of the sole….have her take a look.

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